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1975
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The first ever Jalsa Salana is held.

The first Jalsa Salana in Germany took place on Sunday 28 December 1975 in Masjid Fazl-e-Umar, Hamburg; commencing at 10am, concluding at 7pm. The inaugural and concluding sessions were chaired by Fazl-e-Ilahi Anwari Sahib who was the Amir and Missionary In-charge of Germany. A list has been found of the attendees of this Jalsa which includes members from Denmark, Frankfurt and 23 other participants from various countries. This inaugural Jalsa saw a total of six speeches delivered in which one was delivered by Al-Haj Nuh Sven Hansen of Denmark.

Competitions were also held amongst the participants of the Jalsa which included tilawat, nazm, speeches and religious knowledge competitions.

The organisational committee of the Jalsa was led under the supervision of Imam Masjid Fazl-e-Umar, Hamburg, Haidar Ali Zafar Sahib. His team consisted of three volunteers:

1. Naseeruddin Butt Sahib

2. Mukhtar Ahmad Sahib

3. Chaudhry Rafiq Ahmad Javed Sahib

(History of Germany Jamaat Record Office)
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1977

The second Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany took place on 8 January 1977 which was also held in Masjid Fazl-e-Umar, Hamburg. This Jalsa was actually meant to take place in 1976, but due to some reasons could not be held in December that year. The Jalsa committee consisted of the following five organisers:

1. Syed Mansoor Ahmad Sahib

2. Abdul Jalil Butt Sahib

3. Rafiq Ahmad Javed Sahib

4. Khurshid Ahmad Sahib

5. Abdul Rashid Khalid Sahib

During this Jalsa, 29 members of 14 Jamaats outside of Hamburg attended while approximately 20 attended from within Hamburg. The inaugural and concluding sessions were chaired by Missionary In-charge Germany, Haidar Ali Zafar Sahib. Apart from Haidar Ali Zafar Sahib, Nawab Mansoor Ahmad Khan Sahib, missionary of Frankfurt, and Herbert Gehrts Sahib also delivered speeches. There were four sessions during this one-day Jalsa in which various academic competitions also took place; the winners received prizes from a Danish Ahmadi, Kamal Karo Sahib. (Akhbar-e-Ahmadiyya Germany, January 1977)
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The third Jalsa Salana also took place in Masjid Fazl-e-Umar in Hamburg and the duration of the Jalsa was also increased – lasting two days, from 24 to 25 December 1977. This Jalsa Salana was, for the first time, named “Jalsa Salana West Germany” – 250 in attendance, including 30 non-Ahmadi guests. The guests consisted of Jamaat members from England, Norway and members from 42 cities of Germany. For the first time, a message was sent for the Jalsa from the Markaz in Rabwah by Wakil-ut-Tabshir and was read out by Chaudhry Abdul Latif Sahib who served as a missionary in Germany.

The inaugural and concluding speeches were delivered by Missionary In-charge, Haidar Ali Zafar Sahib. Apart from him, Nawab Mansoor Ahmad Khan Sahib, missionary in Frankfurt, Nur Ahmad Bolstad Sahib who was the Amir of Norway and various other locals delivered speeches during the course of the Jalsa. (Akhbar-e-Ahmadiyya Germany, January 1978)

A special aspect of this Jalsa was that for the first time, a separate meeting of Lajna members took place on the second day; a total of 20 Lajna members attended. (Akhbar-e-Ahmadiyya Germany, February 1978)
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1978

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany witnessed its fourth Jalsa on 24-25 December 1978 in Masjid Fazl-e-Umar, Hamburg in which a total of 120 people attended. The organisational committee was headed by Laiq Ahmad Munir Sahib who served as missionary in Hamburg. The inaugural address was delivered by Missionary In-charge, Nawab Mansoor Ahmad Khan Sahib. The special guest of this Jalsa was Izet Olevic Sahib from Sweden. A question and answer session was also held in which participants took keen interest. A documentary on Hazrat Khalifatul Masih III’srh tour of Germany and London was also shown.
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1980

The Jalsa Salana that took place in 1980 was a two-day Jalsa lasting from 5 to 6 April in Masjid Fazl-e-Umar, Hamburg. The Jalsa was not held the previous year due to some reasons, therefore this was the fifth Jalsa and also the last in Masjid Fazl-e-Umar, Hamburg. The reason for this shift from Hamburg was because many Ahmadis had migrated to Germany by that time and were mostly situated in and around Frankfurt, therefore it was easier for everyone to reach Frankfurt as compared to Hamburg. So, the decision was made to relocate the Jalsa to Frankfurt from Hamburg for the following year.

The inaugural and concluding sessions of this Jalsa Salana were chaired by Amir and Missionary In-charge, Nawab Mansoor Ahmad Khan Sahib whilst the special guest was Muniruddin Shams Sahib from London who delivered an English speech entitled “Tabligh of Islam in England and the Future of Ahmadiyyat”. For this Jalsa, a message was also received from Wakil-e-Ala, Mirza Mubarak Ahmad Sahib from Rabwah. From the German populace, Abdullah Uwe Wagishauser Sahib delivered a speech entitled “My Experiences of Jalsa Salana Rabwah and Qadian” whilst Hadayatullah Hubsch Sahib delivered a speech entitled “Practising Islam in a Westernised Atmosphere” which was greatly attended by the audience. On the second day, a separate session for Lajna Imaillah also took place. The final attendance of the Jalsa reached 700, a number that greatly surpassed the capacity of Masjid Fazl-e-Umar and many marquees had to be erected on the lawns that surrounded the mosque. In fact, the turnout was such that many had to sit on the roads and in the neighbours’ gardens, according to Laiq Ahmad Munir Sahib.

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